How do you operate Minox with one hand ? : LUSENET : Minox Photography : One Thread

I can operate my EC with one hand, but cannot do it with my other Minoxs. Do you have any tips ?

-- Peter Resnick (, March 06, 1999


Very few camera can be completely operated by one hand, by 'completely' I mean that it can be open and shut by one hand. I used to carry a Contax T2 during driving, for ocasional photo ops.

After it accidentally open up in the pocket I stop doing this. I tried Canon Elph 370z, but it's opening switch, which is also the flash cannot be conviently open by one hand. EC seems the only one I can open with one hand, but some time, in a hurry I covered the lens with finger and got half a picture. Now I carry a Minox C with a neckstrap. When driving around the city, my left hand on steering, use my right hand to pull the C downward to open the camera hold to eye level, with the thumb on the release button, the other fingers straight, to avoid blocking the lens, take a quick picture. To close camera and advance to next frame, I push the camera against my chest.

-- martin tai (, March 07, 1999.

Contact Don Thayer of - He can one hand a IIIs and a C with amazing ease. Part of the reason might be his "large hands". When I asked him how, he just smiled and said "practice". It's really quite amazing to see him handle the camera - he is quicker than I am using both hands! He is also very helpful and a very nice person. Ya better make an appointment as he is working on nifty new offerings for us and often out of the office.

-- Kenneth Edelstein (, June 14, 1999.

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